Mission Vision

We develop leaders in veterinary medicine,
diagnostics, and veterinary and biomedical research

Since 1886 when the University of Nebraska hired a veterinarian to investigate animal diseases, veterinary discovery, teaching and outreach have helped the food animal industry improve and thrive here in Nebraska and throughout the world. For over 135 years we have remained committed to helping practicing veterinarians, livestock producers, and undergraduate, graduate and professional students succeed. We're successful because we're committed to science, high-quality instruction, and sharing information with those who need assistance.


The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences advances animal health and well-being, and the One Health concept through:

  • innovative research
  • timely extension and outreach
  • accredited diagnostic services
  • high quality, affordable and accessible education for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.


The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences aspires to be known for high quality, innovative research and service, and affordable, accessible student-focused education in veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences.

Academic Program Review

In 2022, we embarked on an Academic Program Review (APR) as required by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Occurring every seven years, this is an outstanding opportunity for us to review our programs and achievements, and set goals to ensure we are growing and improving in ways that will benefit our diverse clientele. The APR process includes a self-study prepared by faculty, a site visit report from a knowledgeable review team comprised of individuals from outside and within the university, and a final report that serves as our guide for the next seven years.

We invite you to read the reports linked below to learn more about the achievements and successes we've had and how we plan to take on the challenges we face.